Hallie Jackson Biography

Hallie Jackson is an American political reporter and analyst. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

Hallie Jackson
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 29, 1984

Nationality: American

Famous: TV Anchors Journalists

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Taurus

Also Known As: Hallie Marie Jackson

Born Country: United States

Born in: Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous as: Political Reporter, Analyst

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Doug Hitchner (m. 2011)

father: David Jackson

mother: Heidi Jackson

U.S. State: Pennsylvania

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education: Johns Hopkins University

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Hallie Jackson is an American political reporter and analyst. Currently, she is the chief ‘White House’ correspondent for ‘NBC News’ and an anchor for a number of news shows on ‘MSNBC’ (cable division of ‘NBC’). Born and raised in Pennsylvania, US, she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the ‘John Hopkins University.’ After initially working in few cities in Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut, for the TV stations ‘WBOC’ and ‘WFSB’ (affiliates of ‘CBS’), Jackson joined ‘Hearst Corporation’ and reported to all their 26 stations across the country from Washington, DC. Following this, she joined ‘NBC News’ (in 2014), and for a year, she worked at the ‘NBC’ station in Los Angeles. Later, with her excellent coverage of various election campaigns and the 2016 presidential elections, she earned the reputation of a dedicated political correspondent. She is recognized as a hard-working and versatile reporter. Some of her major assignments have been the coverage of the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz and exclusive interviews with important ‘GOP’ candidates. In 2017, ‘NBC’ appointed Jackson as their chief ‘White House’ correspondent. She is married to Douglas Hitchner and is a mother of two daughters.

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Hallie Jackson
Childhood & Early Life
  • Hallie Marie Jackson was born on April 29, 1984, in Yardley, Pennsylvania, to Heidi and David Jackson. She studied at the ‘Pennsburg High School’ and graduated in 2002. Because of her academic excellence, she received offers from four universities, of which she selected the ‘John Hopkins University.’ During her university years, she was a member of the sorority and was actively involved with its charity division. In 2006, she graduated “Phi Beta Kappa,” with a BA in political science.
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Career
  • Reportedly, Jackson was initially more interested in becoming a print media reporter, but after a few broadcast internships, she turned to TV journalism. At the beginning of her journalistic career in 2006, she was a general assignment reporter at ‘WBOC – TV,’ the dual ‘CBS’/‘Fox’-affiliated TV center. Initially, she began working in the Salisbury, Maryland division. She was then was transferred to Dover, Delaware.
  • In 2008, Jackson joined ‘WFSB’ (a ‘CBS’-affiliated TV station) and worked in two cities of Connecticut, Hartford and New Haven. After 4 years with ‘WFSB,’ she moved to ‘Hearst Corporation,’ joining them as their national correspondent. Jackson was based in Washington, DC and was responsible for the daily coverage of political and national news and political commentaries across all their 26 stations in the country. According to her, working in Washington, DC renewed her interest in politics.
  • In 2014, Jackson began working as a reporter and journalist for ‘NBC News.’ In her first year with the organization, she worked as a reporter at their Los Angeles bureau. After her coverage of the 2016 ‘Republican’ primary battle for the presidential elections and the rise of (the then presidential candidate) Donald Trump, she gained recognition as a political journalist.
  • Jackson was tireless in her reporting throughout the campaign trail and consistent in providing the details of the developments in the election proceedings. She delivered exclusive interviews with a number of ‘GOP’ (or the ‘Good Old Party,’ as the ‘Republican Party’ is commonly called) candidates such as Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio, and Ben Carson.
  • Jackson’s work earned her immense appreciation, and after the elections, she was appointed as an anchor of the 1pm ET edition of ‘MSNBC Live,’ the daytime news coverage platform of ‘NBC.’ In June 2017, the channel named Jackson their chief ‘White House’ correspondent. Her ‘White House’ reporting is aired through all the ‘NBC News’ and ‘MSNBC’ platforms, such as ‘Today,’ ‘Meet The Press,’ ‘NBCNews.com,’ and ‘NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.’
  • Jackson also fills in as an anchor for the long-running American morning talk show ‘Today’ on ‘NBC.’
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Family & Personal Life
  • During her college days, Jackson met Douglas Hitchner, who was also a student at the ‘John Hopkins University.’ Soon, the two began dating. They got engaged in 2010. In 2011, they were married in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Only family members and close friends were invited to the private wedding. The couple now has two daughters.
  • Being extremely private by nature, both Jackson and Hitchner prefer to keep their personal lives away from the media.
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Last Updated
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